SonicWall Network Security Administrator (SNSA)

This course is intended for IT professionals who need to begin designing, implementing and troubleshooting SonicWall Network Security Appliances running SonicOS firmware.


Certified Training Course




R 10 895 p.p. (Excl. VAT)

SATV Redeemable 


Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises


2 days
Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)


General networking knowledge and experience:

  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts, network topologies, and the OSI model of networking protocol stacks
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, network addressing, subnets, and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Knowledge of basic router concepts
  • Familiarity with IPSec functionality and implementation

Preparation: Online Training

The NSBA course requires the prior completion of several e-Learning courses, which cannot be substituted by the classroom-based training. The online training falls within three categories:

  1. Network security technology overview (~4 hrs online course) For the student that is new to network security, Dell SonicWALL offers the Network Security Overview course. While this course is not a prerequisite course, it is strongly suggested. Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 | Module 4
  2. Network security essentials course prerequisites (~6 hrs. online course) The foundation course for all others, the online Network Security Essentials course will provide you with critical foundational information concerning firewall technology, security risks and remediation and network security design and implementation considerations. Additionally you will learn how to configure and implement Dell SonicWALL firewall appliances, and extend the firewall’s capability using rules, security applications and other network specific functions and troubleshooting techniques. Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 | Module 4 | Module 5 | Module 6 | Module 7 | Module 8 | Module 9
  3. Virtual Private Networking with SonicOS course prerequisites (~6 hrs. online) A critical follow-on to Securing Networks with Dell SonicWALL OS, Virtual Private Networking with Dell SonicWALL will give you a comprehensive education in core VPN technology, design and implementation considerations. You will also learn about Dell SonicWALL specific VPN configuration and deployment as well as troubleshooting techniques. VPN 1 | VPN 2 | VPN 3 | VPN 4

Course Objectives

The Network Security Basic Administration (NS-102) (Formerly Network Security Essentials) course provides students the required background, knowledge and hands-on experience to begin designing, implementing and troubleshooting Dell™ SonicWALL™ Network Security Appliances running SonicOS firmware.

Exam & Certifications

This course culminates with the CSSA Certification exam for Network Security. While this exam is not a part of the class, you will have access to it online via your personal work MySonicWALL account.

All Dell SonicWALL Certifications are valid for two (2) years from the date that you pass the exam.

Course Topics

1. Course Introduction

  • Course introduction
  • Classroom environment
  • Course materials
  • Prerequisites
  • Introductions
  • Training and support options

2. Operating System Fundamentals

  • Registration
  • OS fundamentals
  • System backup and restore
  • Knowledge check

3. Scalability and Reliability

  • WAN ISP failover and load balancing
  • Policy-based routing
  • High Availability
  • Knowledge check

4. Secure Access and Content Control

  • VPN: Gateway-to-gateway, hub and spoke, mesh
  • Route base VPN
  • GVC with local user DB
  • SSL VPN with local user database
  • SSL VPN and Global VPN Client with LDAP authentication
  • Content Filtering Service
  • Content Filtering Service using Single Sign-On
  • Knowledge check

5. Unified Threat Management

  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Knowledge check

6. Secure Wireless Overview

  • Wireless products
  • Wireless threats
  • Wireless solutions
  • Knowledge check